Christian Sandrock, M.D., M.P.H., FCCP


Emerging Infectious Diseases

Outbreak Management


Internal Medicine

Critical Care Medicine


  • Vice Chair for Quality and Safety
  • Director of Critical Care
  • Professor of Medicine
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UC Davis Medical Group - Davis (West Covell Boulevard)

2660 W. Covell Blvd., Suites A, B & C
Davis, CA 95616
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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sandrock believes in a patient-driven and centered approach that focuses on holistic care, including family support, alternative therapies, religion, lifestyle practices, cultural practices and other modalities in conjunction with conventional therapies.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sandrock has clinical interests in respiratory infections, community-acquired and viral pneumonia, and ICU-acquired infections. His research interests include emerging infectious diseases at the animal and human interface, particularly respiratory infections such as avian influenza, SARS, and other diseases acquired by humans.


Research/Academic Interests

His research interests include emerging infectious diseases at the animal and human interface, particularly respiratory infections such as avian influenza, SARS, and other diseases acquired by humans.


Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Medical Group


M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington DC 1996

M.P.H., University of Lund, Lund, Sweden 2005

B.A., Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ 1992


Internal Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1997-1999


Infectious Diseases & Pulmonary and Critical Care, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1999-2005

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine, 1999

American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, 2006

American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, 2006

American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, 2006

Professional Memberships

American College of Chest Physicians

Infectious Disease Society of America

Honors and Awards

Certificate of Appreciation Yolo County Health Department Mass Vaccination Clinic Drill, 2004

Select Recent Publications

Aksenov AA, Sandrock CE, Zhao W, Sankaran S, Schivo M, Harper R, Cardona CJ, Xing Z, Davis CE. Cellular scent of influenza virus infection. Chembiochem. 2014 May 5;15(7):1040-8.

Sandrock CE, Norris A. Infection in severe asthma exacerbations and critical asthma syndrome. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2015 Feb;48(1):104-13.

Aksenov AA, Gojova A, Zhao W, Morgan JT, Sankaran S, Sandrock CE, Davis CE. Characterization of volatile organic compounds in human leukocyte antigen heterologous expression systems: a cell's "chemical odor fingerprint". Chembiochem. 2012 May 7;13(7):1053-9.

Sandrock C, Daly J. The importance of a multidisciplinary approach to VAP prevention: the role of the respiratory therapist. Respir Care. 2012 May;57(5):811-2.

Cole SL, Siddiqui J, Harry DJ, Sandrock CE. WiFi RFID demonstration for resource tracking in a statewide disaster drill. Am J Disaster Med. 2011 May-Jun;6(3):155-62.

Siembieda JL, Miller WA, Byrne BA, Ziccardi MH, Anderson N, Chouicha N, Sandrock CE, Johnson CK. Zoonotic pathogens isolated from wild animals and environmental samples at two California wildlife hospitals. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2011 Mar 15;238(6):773-83.

Xiong W, Bair A, Sandrock C, Wang S, Siddiqui J, Hupert N. Implementing telemedicine in medical emergency response: concept of operation for a regional telemedicine hub. J Med Syst. 2012 Jun;36(3):1651-60.

Fowkes V, Blossom HJ, Sandrock C, Mitchell B, Brandstein K. Exercises in emergency preparedness for health professionals in community clinics. J Community Health. 2010 Oct;35(5):512-8.

Fowkes V, Ablah E, Oberle M, Sandrock C, Fleming P. Emergency preparedness education and training for health professionals: a blueprint for future action. Biosecur Bioterror. 2010 Mar;8(1):79-83.

Recent Videos


Disaster Preparedness: Disaster Volunteerism


New Frontiers in Health Christian Sandrock & Carol Cardona


Technology and Surge Capacity